Habitat for Humanity the Winner

Thanks to the University of Oregon football team's victory in the Rose Bowl, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy prevailed in her friendly wager with Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on the outcome of the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Wisconsin Badgers.

In a departure from the usual wagers of local products, the two mayors bet $500 to be used for tools for the Habitat for Humanity organization in the prevailing city. They agreed to raise the money privately and that no city funds would be involved.

Mayor Piercy has received the check for $500 from Mayor Soglin, and will present the winnings to Don Griffin, executive director of the Springfield-Eugene Habitat for Humanity.

The Oregon Duck and some football team members will participate in awarding the donation, acknowledging the role of the team in bringing this benefit home to our community.

What: Mayor Piercy, the Duck and UO football players present a check to Habitat for Humanity

When: Tomorrow, Friday, March 2 at 1:45 p.m.

Where: The University of Oregon's Jaqua Academic Center for Student-Athletes NE Corner of East 13th Ave. and Agate. (Nearest parking is across E. 13th under the Ford Alumni Center.)

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